Unlike this summerâ€™s made-for-TV â€śThe Decisionâ€ť â€“ the hour-long drone when LeBron James sat in the Boys and Girls Club in Greenwich, Conn., eventually told Cleveland, if not the free world, â€śsee yaâ€ť because he was bolting to South Beach â€“ Chris Kramerâ€™s announcement Wednesday that he signed with the Mad Ants took about 15 minutes from his own alma mater gymnasium.
â€śItâ€™s about the same magnitude,â€ť the former Huntington North and Purdue guard joked before he stood behind the makeshift lectern and talked briefly to some of the student body who got a momentary reprieve from classes. â€śLeBron and I are on the same level.â€ť
Of course he knows the comparison is silly, but the common denominator between the two has been their quest to make it to the NBA. James is the leagueâ€™s modern-day icon. And since Kramer figures he has to start his own journey somewhere, then why not in the D-League?
So the 22-year-old who grew up on Oak Street, only â€śa minute down the roadâ€ť from where he now sits in a stylish black sweater, finds himself one step closer to the dream he dreamed when he was just a kid, when his parents dropped him off after school and picked him up late at night at the YMCA.
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You got to love Chris Kramer. It's funny that someone made a Lebron James comparison though.
I expect Chris to make an impact on the defensive end and become a solid role player. Maybe some team will pick him up if he is able to demonstrate some sort of offensive prowess. You cannot help but like a guy who puts in 100% every time he steps on the court.